I recently had the opportunity to switch up my routine and spend the night at the new invisible-service hotel in Cape May – Lokal. I know you’ve probably already heard me raving about what an amazing time I had, but I wanted to go ahead and dig a little deeper on their property, their service technique and their overall design.
First of all, I visited in December. It was 40 degrees, and I could not go to the beach to catch some rays. Well, I could if I wanted to, but the only thing I’d be catching is a cold. However, they do have a heated saltwater pool outside which I took full advantage of. I put on my suit, beanie, one of their robes (yes, they have robes – huge win), and scurried outside. I hardly even had to try and convince my fiancé it was a good idea because he was on board from just looking at the gorgeous turquoise-lit pool from our room window.
There are 8 large rooms on the property and no front desk. Each room has its assigned parking spot with a cute little sign above each one. Once you walk inside, there are blankets and seat cushions that you can take outside to the fire pit area, and tons, I mean TONS of board games to choose from. There are two floors, 4 rooms on each. There is no elevator, however, they do have an ADA room and a ramp on the side so it’s fully wheelchair accessible.
The sheets and pillows and towels made me never want to leave. Aside from the fact that the apartment-style room was extremely cozy and seemed to be decorated so you felt at home. This was probably my favorite part of my stay. I was unbothered, didn’t feel like I was being watched by hotel staff (not that I ever break the rules), and if I had any questions I could just shoot the owners a message on the gram’ and they’d respond right away. The technology was all user-friendly, there was an iPad on the wall so I could play music at night through the speaker and listen to whatever podcast I wanted to in the morning while I worked. Every space is well thought out for open concept design. There was a kitchen island, a sitting area for the tv, and then a small kitchen table which made you feel like you were in a totally different space.
A lot of the products in the room were either local or homemade which to me is a huge win. I am all about supporting small businesses, and when they’re from my own hometown that’s the icing on the cake. Speaking of local businesses, it is only about a 10-minute walk into town, if not less. It’s on what I like to call the “quiet side” of town. So you can easily avoid all the traffic lights on your way in and the bustling town when it’s peak season. Not to mention that it’s directly across the street from the beach. (Fun Fact: They also give you a Yeti cooler to use for your beach days, and a roller for your beach gear!) This hotel exceeded my expectations and needs. I could not recommend it more. I look forward to experiencing their other properties in Old City and Fishtown! Check out their website and other locations by clicking here and their Instagram by clicking here!